Prescription Shooting Glasses and Sunglasses
Prescription Shooting Glasses and Sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear use Free-Form digital lens surfacing in order to provide the best possible vision the optical industry has to offer. You are guaranteed to have the best possible vision and protection with every pair of prescription shooting glasses from ADS Sports Eyewear whether they are for competition target shooting, recreational shooting, hunting, law enforcement, or military applications.
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Superior Eye Protection For Shooting
Shooters face unique, serious challenges when selecting eyewear. The frames that we recommend below are wrapped frames that provide complete protection from hazardous elements like casings and flying debris. Coincidentally, these also provide awesome UV protection when you're shooting outdoors.
Rx Lens Materials for Prescription Shooting Glasses
All of our Rx lenses for prescription shooting glasses are made of unbreakable polycarbonate or Trivex material, so the lenses will exceed the ANSI or MIL SPEC safety standards of the frame you choose. More information can be found at each category below, along with even more information about your Rx lens options at the bottom of the page.
Rx Lens Colors for Prescription Shooting Sunglasses
When customizing the lenses for your Rx shooting glasses, remember that contrast is key! Base colors like copper, persimmon, or brown will provide more contrast or color separation. Yellow is no longer considered a good choice by most optical professionals because this will reduce contrast and make everything look yellow. But people still ask for it, so some manufacturers still make shooting glasses with yellow lenses.
Once you select one of the shooting glasses from above, you'll be taken to a page where you select your lens options including lens material, tint, and coatings. The following is meant to prepare you for those decisions.
Prescription Shooting Glasses Technology
Not all prescription shooting lenses are created equal. We only use the best lens design on the market for any of our Rx shooting eyewear. The design we use compensates for the curve of wrapped, sports frame, sunglasses by recalculating your prescription at every point on the back of each lens including the peripheral zones. This new lens technology is called Digital Free-Form Surfacing and should not be confused with standard Digital Surfacing.
This new lens technology has only been around for a few years, and most companies out there are not yet investing in it in order to save themselves money. Our number one goal at ADS Sports Eyewear is to provide the best possible experience, at the lowest possible price. The fact that we use this technology in 99% of our eyewear, we are able to get it at a better price than any local shop in your area, or any other site on the internet. If you find a better price on the Shamir Autograph Lens Design, we will match it and beat it by 10%.
We encourage anyone to call if you have any more questions about this technology, but you can also read more about it by clicking here. The benefits of Free-Form technology for a precision activity like shooting can not be overstated.
Lens Materials for Prescription Shooting Glasses:
Polycarbonate and Trivex are the only acceptable materials to use when making lenses for prescription shooting glasses because they are unbreakable. The animations below show how the materials hold up against a 500 gram missle being fired into the center of a lens blank. We included the lens material CR-39 (plastic), which is used everyday eyeglasses, to show you how vulnerable you are if you are shooting with your regular rx eyeglasses.
Trivex lenses are the #1 recommended material for Rx shooting eyewear. Trivex is stronger, lighter, and provides better optics than polycarbonate. Trivex is especially better when viewing targets through an optical scope because it relays a truer image. Polycarbonate is still an acceptable material in terms of optics and strength, Trivex is just better.
Best Lens Tints for Prescription Shooting Glasses:
We can tint your lenses any color, or leave them clear for indoor or night shooting. We can also make them as Transitions lenses that darken when there is more sun light, and become more transparent when it gets darker. Note: All clear or transitions lenses should be made with an Anti-Reflective coating to eliminate double vision of light sources in the lens, or 'halo effect'.
|Grey||12-15% VLT||Provides the truest color. Ideal for people who are light sensitive, or shooting in bright sunlight conditions.||Grey is best used in bright, outdoor, lighting conditions or people with light sensitive eyes.|
|12-15% VLT||Light reducing, high contrast lens.||Great all-around color. Provides lots of contrast. For medium to bright light conditions. Great for hunting, clay shooting, and target shooting.|
|Rose||28-32% VLT||Maximizes an objects definition and enhances depth and perception.||Amber or Rose lenses are ideal for low light or cloudy days. Amber is a favorite amongst skeet shooters, and deep woods hunters.|
|Yellow||68% VLT||Block out blue light, such as light on a cloudy day. Help to create a more detailed line of vision. Enhances greens and yellows.||Best suited for indoor range shooting. It makes things feel brighter, but does not add as much contrast as a persimmon lens.|
|Persimmon||55% VLT||Combines the advantages of Light Copper & Yellow lenses. Copper sharpens contrast, yellow brightens the field of vision.||For low to medium lighting conditions or indoor shooting. The contrast of this lens will make targets pop more in indoor shooting settings, or darker hunting environments.|
|Clear||98% VLT||Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays. Provides no contrast.||Clear lenses are best worn at night, low light hunting environments, and indoor shooting ranges. Be sure to add an Anti-Reflective coating to any clear lens.|
Lens Coatings for Prescription Shooting Sunglasses:
If you are wanting clear lenses or transitions lenses that go from clear to a dark color with the presence of more light, you always want to add an Anti-Reflective coating to your lenses. The AR coating will prevent reflections within the lens that create a 'starburst or halo effect' around lights in your vision. The coating also prevents light from bouncing off the outside of your lenses and hiding your eyes from those you might be talking to. Those that shoot indoors will really appreciate the extra investment of an AR coating.
These before (left) and after (right) pictures show what an AR coat will do for your Rx shooting glasses.
Prescription Shooting Glasses Buyer's Guide